Beginning of 2012 the NILS GESSINGER BAND will be on tour again! New titles of the overall & brandnew CD "Pass-ion" will be presented as well as titles of previous CDs. This concept album is consisting of 15 new titles. They all have been composed during motorcycle tours through the European alps and the Spanish Pyrenees. Every title holds the name of a famous mountain or pass of that region.

Major parts of the album have been produced in New York City with superb artists like Grammy- Award-winner Will Lee on bass, Rocky Bryant (Frank McComb, Average White Band) and John "Tropes" Tropea (Deodato, Steve Gadd).

Apart from the NYC production two titles have been produced in L.A. with Tim Weston (guit) and David "Woody" Woodford (sax) of legendary Fusion-superband "Dr. Strut".

In Hamburg / Germany I had the honor having guests like Peter Weniger (sax), Herb Geller (sax), Joe Gallardo (tb) und Wolfgang Schlüter (vib) being in the recording studio.
Here are the tour dates to come:

1 Fr Jan 27th 12 | 8 p.m. | Aschaffenburg Colos-Saal
2 Sa Jan 28th 12 | 8 p.m. | Offenburg KiK
3 So Jan 29th 12 | 7 p.m. | Postbauer-Heng KiSH *
4 Sa Feb 04th 12 | 8 p.m. | Minden Jazzclub
5 Fr Feb 10th 12 | 8 p.m. | Bremen KITO
6 Sa Feb 11th 12 | 8 p.m. | Hamburg Birdland
7 Fr Feb 17th 12 | 8 p.m. | Kiel Kulturforum

Line Up
Rhythmsection Horns Vocals
Nils Gessinger | Rhodes&Hammond
Rüdiger Nass | Guitar
Arnd Geise | Bass
Pablo Escayola | Percussion
Jost Nickel | Drums
Nicolas Boysen | Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Björn Berger | Alto-/Sopranosax, Clarinet
Joe Ridder | Tenorsax
Natascha Protze | Baritonesax, Flute
Jürgen Neudert | Posaune 1, 2 & 7
Hans-Heiner Bettinger | Posaune 3 & 4
Dan Gottshall | Posaune 6
Madeleine Lang
Billy King on 6
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